Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Monday, 15 May 2017

Historical Accuracy: Dance a Branle or an Almaine

In the UK, we're fortunate to have an organisation called the Historical Dance Society.  If you are an actor or opera singer, you might be interested to learn how historical dances were actually performed, so  this is definitely a website to save to your favourites:-


The Ould Almaine
  • Dances from 12th to early 20th century
  • Music
  • Costume
  • Research
  • Education
  • Promotion
(As a matter of interest, the Society was formerly called the Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society.  Arnold Dolmetsch founded the firm that makes recorders, and the Historical Dance Society was named after his wife Mabel Dolmetsch.  You could say they left quite a cultural legacy!) 

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